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ashok kumar (Social Worker)     28 August 2014

Can a suicide note be treated as a will

Can a suicide note be treated as a will

A lady while writing a suicide note, also writes her will in the same note and commits suicide. There are no witnesses to this note.


Can this note be treated as a valid will?


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Adv Archana Deshmukh (Practicing Advocate)     28 August 2014

Not at all. A Will in order to be valid needs to be attested by two witnesses.

Srinivas (Director)     28 August 2014

Even if there are witnesses for  suicide note, a person cannot be said to be in

a stable state of mind to write a WILL. This is debatable and hard to prove.  

How do you distinguish between a person who was murdered for his property and forced

to write the such a note vs. a person writing a WILL and comiting suicide. Hard to say... if anything

such note can be harmful to the benefiicary under the note.

Nitish Banka (lawyer)     27 November 2015

Dear sir, a will is two be attested by 2 witnesses and its recital should be for giving away the properties.


Thanks & Regards,
Nitish Banka

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